Assistant Director of the Center for Career and Professional Development
Susie has been committed to student success since 2010. She began supporting students as a student tutor and new student orientation leader at her alma mater, the University of North Texas. She then committed her time to becoming a secondary teacher and not only educated students but supported students through various college readiness requirements (admissions and scholarship applications, resumes, cover letters, personal statements, etc.). Susie also completed AmeriCorps service as a college success coach at a non-profit, where she continued to learn higher education processes and the needs of current students. Susie graduated with a BS in Rehabilitation Studies, and as a first-generation college graduate, she knows the frustrations other first-gen college students could encounter during their higher education careers. Susie is currently continuing her own education as a graduate student in the Student Affairs in Higher Education program at Texas State University. When she isn’t meeting with students or studying, Susie enjoys spending time with her partner and two cats (Coco Bean and Phoebe), zoning out with a good book or video game, and is always looking for new TV show/movie recommendations.
Pets: Two cats (calico named Coco Bean and a tuxedo cat named Phoebe)
Favorite Georgetown Restaurant: Whataburger?
Favorite Movie: As Above So Below
Favorite TV Show: Big Brother, Survivor, Amazing Race
Favorite Book: The Scarpetta Series by Patricia Cornwell (there are currently 24 books in the series)
Favorite Sport: Hockey or Baseball
Childhood Dream Job: Marine Biologist
- Major/career exploration, including self-assessment of personality, skills, values, and interests
- Job search strategies
- Self-marketing (resumes, cover letters, interviews, etc.)
- Graduate/professional school exploration
- First-generation guidance